The RCDTC, in collaboration with our non-profit the Tehama Conservation Fund, works closely with our communities in Tehama County to provide opportunities for education, enrichment, and entertainment through programs like the Wild & Scenic® Film Festival - Red Bluff, Farm-to-Table Dinners, Rain Catchment workshops, Drought Busters educational workshops, and workshops in collaboration with the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS).
Wild & Scenic® Film Festival - Red Bluff
The Wild & Scenic® Film Festival is an annual short film festival hosted by the RCDTC. The 2021 Wild & Scenic® Film Festival is on March 27th, 2021.
Farm to Table Dinners
In partnership with the Tehama Community Food Alliance, RCDTC's non-profit the Tehama Conservation Fund engages attendees in educational insight during the Alliance's Field to Fork Dinner series. TCF presents information to help foster a connection between stewardship, food producers, and consumers.
Most of the food featured during the event is gathered from local producers, many of which have implemented conservation practices to some degree. Showcasing producers as land stewards that meet their own needs while optimizing natural assets that occur on their property is of value across the food supply chain. TCF acknowledges and celebrates natural assets or ecosystem services (pollination, soil formation, flood control, carbon storage, habitat, aesthetics, etc.) that occur on these working lands during this community event.
Rain Water Catchment Workshops
In December 2018, the RCDTC and the Butte Environmental Council partnered to provided a Rainwater Catchment workshop to interested community members as a part of the River Network program.
Rain barrels collect free rainwater to water gardens, trees, and lawns. This saves residents money on water bills, AND helps reduce demand for energy-intensive treated tap water, pumping well water, limits stormwater runoff and erosion, and saves water for use during droughts. Installing a rain barrel is one of the easiest ways to reduce your water footprint. Workshop attendees participated in installing a barrel and were provided all the materials needed to install a rain barrel catchment off an existing downspout at their house.
This community workshop invited guest speakers to how to conserve water in times of drought. Attendees learned about basic irrigation, unique ideas for xeriscaping their yards, rain catchment systems, and healthy soil characteristics.
Special thanks to the Job Training Center for providing staffing through their drought relief intern program and to the City of Red Bluff for providing the Westside Room at the Community Center, and for helping share this speaker series with the community.
Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) Workshop
The The Resource Conservation District of Tehama County coordinates a dedicated county-wide network of volunteer rain monitors who report daily precipitation measurements through the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS), a nonprofit, community-based network of precipitation monitors from across the United States. For more information about CoCoRaHS, please visit their website or download the CoCoRaHS brochure attached below.
Are you an armchair meteorologist? A constant weather watcher? We need your help!
The Tehama County RCD is currently looking for new volunteer rain monitors. We especially need folks who live in the Cottonwood area of Tehama County. If you have an interest in the weather and have 5 minutes each day, consider becoming a volunteer rain monitor. The Tehama County RCD provides monitors with the training and equipment to get started.
For more information on the Volunteer Rain Monitoring Program or to become a volunteer, please contact Brin Greer, Watershed Coordinator.How to Read Rain Gauge 2021.pdfCoCoRaHSBrochure.pdfInstructions for Mounting Your Gauge.pdf